Nyhet17 August 2020
All music is not profitable. To help music makers that are not featured in the top lists, but whose music creation is valuable for the Swedish music life, Stim yearly awards scholarships to composers and authors.

During the period 17 August - 18 September, all STIM affiliated authors and composers are welcome to apply for the Stim scholarship via a web form on 'My Pages'. In 2019 131 people received a share of 4 million SEK.

The purpose of Stim's scholarship is to stimulate the creation of music with high artistic quality. This year we will strengthen the scholarship fund with about 300 additional scholarships of SEK 10,000 each to help support the continued creation of music during the covid-19 pandemic.

– Many songwriters, composers, and music publishers are in a really tough spot right now. Since this spring, we have launched a number of different initiatives to help. Now we are boosting our regular scholarship operations so that just under 300 affiliated members can receive SEK 10,000 each as additional scholarships, says Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen, CEO of STIM.

The total scholarship fund for 2020 will be increased by almost SEK 3 million to a total value of just under SEK 7 million.
The application for 2020 is open from August 17th until September 18th at 15:00. After that, no applications can be submitted.

Got any questions? Contact us by stipendium@stim.se.

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Mandatory samples

The purpose of Stim's scholarship is to stimulate the creation of music with high artistic quality. Choose works that you believe show precisely this. If you have previously received a scholarship, do not apply with the same work again.
Each composer applies individually, even if you have written the music together.
Co-writers can apply provided that at least 50 % of the work is composed by Stim affiliated composers.

How is your application reviewed?

The applications, including those for the 2020 additional scholarships, are reviewed from the terms of artistic operation and quality that Stims board has set. The scholarship committee strives as far as possible for diversity and proliferation when it comes to artistic forms, age, gender and location. All applications are handled confidentially and made anonymous in the first stage of the review process.
 

Who reviews your application?

The decision as to who will receive a scholarship is made by the board of Stim upon suggestion by the committee, whose six members are set by Stim's board. The committee's decision cannot be appealed. The committee consists of experts who are professionally active in different parts of the field of music.

The ordinary scholarships are SEK 25,000 and SEK 50,000, respectively with the additional scholarship being SEK 10,000. Application to the additional scholarship is voluntary.
The Stim scholarship is tax-exempt, so you do not need to include it in your tax return. You also do not need to explain to Stim how you use the scholarship.

The committee consists of:

Alina Devecerski (2019-2021) SKAP
Frida Hyvönen (2020) SKAP
Lisa Långbacka (2018-2020) SKAP
Pär Lindgren (2020-2022) FST
Mattias Rodrick (2018-2020) FST
Patrik Sventelius (2020) Musikförläggarna

The scholarship has been granted since 1925. The applications are assessed on the basis of the rules for selection set by Stim's Board of Directors.

The Committee seeks diversity as far as possible in the recipients. All applications are anonymized in the first screening. A message about who is awarded the scholarship (which is 25,000 SEK or 50,000 SEK) will be sent out in November.

2020 we will strengthen the scholarship fund with about 300 additional scholarships of SEK 10,000 each to help support the continued creation of music during the covid-19 pandemic.